CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Vincentian Prime Minister

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CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on his historic victory in the General Elections of 5 November 2020.

“The winning of a fifth consecutive term is not only a unique accomplishment in democratic practice, but demonstrates clearly that the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have the utmost confidence in the leadership you have provided over the years and in your vision for their future.,” the Secretary-General said in his congratulatory message. 

“As the longest serving Head of Government in the Community, you have demonstrated throughout your tenure an unequivocal commitment to regional integration from which the Community and, indeed, I have benefitted,” the Secretary-General added.

Ambassador LaRocque also commended the Vincentian Government and People for successfully conducting the Elections notwithstanding the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You can be assured Prime Minister, of the support of the staff of the Secretariat and I, as you continue to work towards improving the lives of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Caribbean Community,” the CARICOM Secretary-General said.

Prime Minister Gonsalves led his Unity Labour Party (ULP)  to a 9-6 victory in the 5 November Elections. This followed victories in the 2015, 2010, 2005 and 2001 Elections.  

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